Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Coos Bay, OR
Model: Slightly less than before.
Engine cutoff switch
I also hate using the "kill switch".
But, when I taught the MSF course we had to call it the "engine cutoff switch".
Anyway the rational for using the engine cutoff switch was, in an emergency, or a tip over, you would instinctively hit the cutoff switch instead of the key switch. Save your engine etc....
If a real emergency happened to me the last thing I would be worried about is the bike! My concerns would be, in the following order.
1. Did any of my buddies see that?
2. Is my arse still attached, do I have all my appendages?
3. Am I drawn to any bright lights?
4. What's that loud noise? (the bike running wild in background)
5. Oh yeah, the bike!
6. Where's that damn kill switch? (I mean engine cutoff switch)
I've learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking about making a few more.